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ARMS AND THE COVENANT

[English Wartime "Cheap" Edition in Variant Dust Jacket]


$2,250.00

By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: First English Edition
Biblio: (Cohen A107.3) (Woods A44a)
Date: 1940
Published: George G. Harrap & Co. [London]
Size (Details): 8vo (466 pages)
Binding: Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Dark blue cloth]

Category: First Editions by Winston Churchill
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 14285

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ARMS AND THE COVENANT

Churchill's initial alarms against Hitler and the Nazis are collected here in forty-one adamant pre-war speeches, 1936-1938, edited by his son Randolph. Published in the U.S. under the title WHILE ENGLAND SLEPT, the book has only been reprinted once since.

Description: Unsold copies of the first (and only U.K.) printing of ARMS AND THE COVENANT were re-issued as this so-called "Cheap Edition" by Harrap in June 1940. The only new feature was a new dust jacket, printed a vivid yellow with deep red type. This is a very good copy, with an unclipped dust jacket that is bright on the front face, age-darkened and edge-chipped on the rear face, and toned across a spine that was at one time misfolded. The book itself is virtually mint, the cloth a rich and unfaded dark blue, including the notoriously fade-prone spine. The binding is tight, the corners square. The contents are fine and unfoxed, with a tiny vintage bookshop sticker on the front pastedown and the usual toning to the half-title from the frontis photo.

An interesting rarity.

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